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Ellen Page (born Ellen Philpotts-Page, 21.2.1987) Ellen Page is a Canadian actress. She rose to fame with the release of Juno, for which she earned herself Golden Globe and Academy Award Best Actress nominations.
Childhood: Ellen Page was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her mother, Martha Philpotts, is a teacher and her father, Dennis Page, is a graphic designer. Ellen Page studied at the Halifax Grammar School and then at Shambhala School, from which she graduated in 2005.
Page then attended the Vaughan Road Academy, which was also attended by the actor Mark Rendall.
Acting Career: Ellen Page's acting career began when she was 10 years old, when she appeared in the TV film Pit Pony. This led to a number of other roles, including playing Treena Lahey in the second series of Trailer Park Boys. At the age of 16, Page was cast in Mouth to Mouth, an independent film that was filmed in Europe.
In 2005, Ellen Page starred in Hard Candy, alongside Patrick Wilson. The intense psychological thriller earned Ellen Page a number of positive reviews.
Page then appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand, playing Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat, a girl that has the ability to walk through walls.
With the release of 2007's Juno, Ellen Page's notoriety was on the rise. She was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as the pregnant teen, but she lost out to Marion Cotillard's performance in La Vie En Rose. Juno also starred Michael Cera, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner.
The following year, Ellen Page starred in Smart People. The movie had been filmed prior to Juno, but was not premiered until the 2008 Sundance Festival. Smart People also starred Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church.
Page was cast in Drew Barrymore's Whip It! The light-hearted roller-derby film also stars Juliette Lewis and Marcia Gay Harden. In 2009, she appeared in Peacock, alongside Susan Sarandon, Cillian Murphy and Josh Lucas.
In May 2009, Ellen Page featured in an episode of The Simpsons that parodied Hannah Montana. The character played by Page was named Alaska Nebraska.
Personal Life: Ellen Page has a pet dog named Patti, after Patti Smith, one of her musical heroes.
Ellen Page thinks she's fallen in love with acting even more since coming out as gay in 2014.
Ellen Page has become a better actress since coming out as gay.
The 29-year-old actress revealed her sexuality to the world during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's 'Time to Thrive' conference in Las Vegas in February 2014 and believes she's more ''in love'' with her job since she declared her true self to the world.
In an interview with the Metro newspaper she was asked if coming out has helped her acting, to which she replied: ''Yes, one hundred per cent. I feel more excited and inspired and in love with my job than I ever have and I think a huge part of that is having your authentic self be aligned with your creative self.''
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They're all openly gay, but you might not know it with some of them.
Ian McKellen has offered his own opinion about diversity in Hollywood following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. He believes that it's not only black people who are being overlooked in the film industry, but gay actors too; especially since straight stars have indeed won Oscars for playing gay men (Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sean Penn) but never the other way round.
It is more frequent than one first might believe that gay people in the acting world are often playing straight roles - sometimes exclusively - and there are very few who have found themselves playing only gay characters. Here are just a few gay stars who've played gay roles in their careers:
There's a lot more natural beauty out there than you think.
Yeah, headline news, right? But Kylie Jenner is well known for her unique make-up style and lately she's even been favouring wigs to complement it. This young starlet isn't just a picture of perfection with lipstick, however, she's proven that she can turn heads without the help of cosmetics.
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The actress has spoken out over comments made by Damon regarding actor’s hiding their sexuality.
Ellen Page has criticised Matt Damon over comments he made last month, suggesting that actors should disguise their sexuality. Damon said he believed those who are more private can give better performances. But speaking to Metro News, Page said Damon ‘doesn’t have a point’ with his comments because he related it to sexuality.
Ellen Page has spoken out over Matt Damon’s comments regarding sexuality.
In September Damon told The Guardian, “Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.” The Martian star also added that believes it’s still “really hard for actors to be out publicly” in Hollywood.
Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree couldn't be more different. While the former is a highly respected New Jersey police detective with decades of experience in the force, the latter is 20 years younger with less of an established career. Hester's always been cautious about relationships due to her struggles with privacy, but she had no idea how much her life would be thrust into the spotlight when she fell for Andree. The couple had barely settled down in beautiful home, wistfully contemplating their future dreams when Hester was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Not only did Andree face losing the love of her life, but also her home and the life they had built together. Straight couples could get married and leave their spouse with their pension benefits after they'd passed, but this privilege is denied to Hester and Andree simply because they are a same-sex couple. With the support of gay Jewish activist named Steven Goldstein, they put their all into achieving equal rights for everyone.
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The actress and her artist girlfriend walked the red carpet together at the ‘Freeheld’ premiere.
Ellen Page and her girlfriend Samantha Thomas made their red carpet debut as a couple on Sunday night, at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of Freeheld. Page came out publicly in February of last year, with an emotional speech at the Human Rights Campaign's ‘Time to Thrive’ conference, where she announced she was ‘tired of hiding’.
Ellen Page was accompanied by her girlfriend Samantha Thomas to the Freeheld premiere on Sunday.
On the red carpet Page told E! News she was ‘in love’ with artist and surfer Thomas, who she’s been dating for several months. "Walking down the carpet holding my girlfriend's hand is pretty special…it's pretty awesome,” the 28 year old added.
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Laurel Hester is a high-ranking New Jersey police detective who is hugely respected at work. While she never fails to earn recognition for her police services, she also manages to catch the eye of a young woman almost 20 years her senior. Stacie Andree's career is less high-flying but the pair find themselves connecting over their shared idyllic fantasies of a home and true love. However, their dreams are about to be shattered when Hester is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, but she wishes to soften the blow by passing on her pension benefits to her Andree, so that she can afford to continue living in their new home. However, under Ocean County laws this is not possible for domestic partners - only married couples, and this is pre-marriage equality reforms. The couple implore the New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders to help sort this issue out, but as Hester grows ever weaker, it seems they're running out of time. With the help of Hester's supportive colleague Dane Wells and a gay Jewish activist named Steven Goldstein (the founder of Garden State Equality), they set out to defend the rights of same-sex couples across the state.
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The Luke Skywalker actor ventured to the dark side for the star studded event in Los Angeles.
Mark Hamill surprised and delighted Star Wars diehards on Thursday evening in Los Angeles, when he appeared at a live reading of The Empire Strikes Back at the Ace Hotel Theatre. Hamill joined stars including Jessica Alba, Aaron Paul and Ellen Page at the reading, which was hosted by director Jason Reitman as part of Film Independent’s Live Read series.
Mark Hamill took on a different role during a live reading of The Empire Strikes Back
But Hamill wasn't in his familiar role of Luke Skywalker, instead he joined the dark side for the evening, reading the role The Emperor as well as mimicking Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi. As the audience gave the Star Wars icon a standing ovation Hamill joked, “I hope I pass the audition.”
If you only watch one video this week, make it this one. True Detective fans, this is required viewing.
Ellen Page and Kate Mara are two of Hollywood’s favourite sweethearts, but we love them even more (if that’s even possible) after their True Detective parody for Funny or Die. Possibly inspired by the news from earlier this week that Vince Vaughn and Collin Farrell will be joining the HBO hit, the starlets filmed their own take on the show. It’s called Tiny Detectives and it’s exactly what it sounds like.
If Ellen Page doesn't star in True Detective, HBO should definitely consider a spinoff, based on Tiny Detective.
The premise: since people were unhappy with the new True Detective cast, HBO have decided to re-cast. But with Page at 5’1’’ and Mara not exactly towering at 5’2’’, their characters have had to take a very… creative approach to detective work. For one, they can’t see the evidence half the time. Also, they sometimes have to sit on magazines to see over the dashboard of their cop car. And I won’t spoil the rest, but you won’t make it past the 1:10 mark without laughing, that’s for sure. Basically, go watch the video right now. You know, just in case you needed a reminder of why these two are awesome. Or if you have an afternoon or so, you could just dive straight into a pit of three-minute comedy videos. No judgement.
Kate Mara and Ellen Page send up 'True Detective' as 'Tiny Detectives' in a Funny or Die sketch.
Kate Mara at New York Fashion Week 2014.
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